Saturday, April 23, 2011

Archaeologist: We found "footprints" of first Jewish Settlement in Caanan



A Haifa University archaeologist on Monday said he has unearthed structures in the shape of human feet believed to have been erected by the Israelites upon their initial entry to the Land of Canaan.


"The 'foot' structures that we found in the Jordan valley are the first sites that the People of Israel built upon entering Canaan and they testify to the biblical concept of ownership of the land with the foot," said archaeologist Prof. Adam Zertal of the University of Haifa, who headed the excavating team that exposed five compounds in the shape of an enormous "foot", that it were likely to have been used at that time to mark ownership of territory.


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http://www.haaretz.com/news/have-the-first-israelite-sites-built-after-exodus-been-found-1.273654

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